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Germany: TerraSAR-X now in new wide-angle mode

The German Bight in the Wide Scan mode

The German TerraSAR-X radar satellite, operated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Astrium, has been switched into a new wide-angle view mode allowing the satellite to record image strips ove

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Mon, 16/09/2013 - 13:49
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50.8519
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7.12393

TerraSAR-X: Five years in space

On 15 June 2007, the German TerraSAR-X radar satellite was launched from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marking the beginning of a new era in German remote sensing.

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Mon, 18/06/2012 - 10:36

A step closer to mapping the Earth in 3D

After a year in service, the German Earth observation satellite TanDEM-X, together with its twin satellite, TerraSAR-X, have completely mapped the entire land surface of Earth for the first time.

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Tue, 17/01/2012 - 16:22
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48.0745
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11.2636

November 2011 Updates

Issue Date: 
Wed, 21/12/2011

 

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German satellite could help Chile predict natural disasters

A conference of geological and scientific experts met in the southern Chilean city of Punta Arenas last week to discuss using the TerraSAR-X satellite system to assist Chile in predicting volcanic

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Tue, 22/11/2011 - 14:58
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-53.1667
longitude: 
-70.9333

October 2011

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Thu, 10/11/2011

 

UN-SPIDER News

Satellite images reveal extent of Rena oil leak

A new satellite image that shows the likely spread of oil from the Rena suggests things may be worse than many realise.

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Mon, 17/10/2011 - 10:51
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-37.5584
longitude: 
176.413

Volcanic eruption in Chile

The crater of the Chilean volcano Puyehue displays a striking, circular outline in this image from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) TerraSAR-X satel

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Fri, 22/07/2011 - 11:30
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-40.5903
longitude: 
-72.1172

Astrium GEO-Information looks back on the Chernobyl disaster 25 years later with Earth observation technologies

The first satellite image of the Ukrainian site was acquired by SPOT1 only ten days after the explosion demonstrating the value of Earth-imaging satellites in responding to natural and man-made dis

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Wed, 20/04/2011 - 14:09

DLR releases satellite images of Japanese disaster area

After the severe earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters’ was activated on the morning of the 11 March 2011.

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Mon, 14/03/2011 - 11:09
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138.253
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36.2048